Woman found dead in West Bengal, family alleges rape

The half-naked body of a married woman bearing a deep wound in the neck was found in West Bengal`s Burdwan district.

IANS| Last Updated: Nov 03, 2013, 16:18 PM IST

Kolkata: The half-naked body of a married woman bearing a deep wound in the neck was found in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said on Sunday. Her family alleged she was raped before being murdered.

"The half-naked dead body of the woman was discovered late Saturday night. We have registered a case of murder and sent the body for post-mortem. Five people have been detained for questioning," said a police official.

The victim`s husband claimed that she was raped and also alleged that police refused to lodge a rape complaint.
The official clarified that a case of rape would be registered only if the offence was confirmed in the post-mortem examination report.